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Andzej Bargiel progresses on a snow covered Lhotse face: a tiny figure on a pristine, huge mountain face under bluebird sky. .

High Winds Stall Everest Summit Push

The wind has halted Andzej Bargiel's attempt to climb...
A sherpa climber with O2 mask, headlamp and red hood, in high wind conditions, his O2 system covered in ice.

Manaslu: Many Leave, But Crowds Still Jam the Route

Still hoping to avoid crowds, climbers continue in marginal...
seracs covered in snow on a misty day, climbers proceed along a clearly carved path on the snow, among the seracs and crevasses.

Manaslu: One Mountain, Two Realities

Depending on who you ask, the conditions on Manaslu...
close shot of Hilaree Nelson with sun glasses and a cap, a snowy slope in background.

Hilaree Nelson’s Body Found on Manaslu; Morrison Explains Accident

American skier Hilaree Nelson's body has been found and...
Bargiel speaks to the camera, in warm jacket, helmet and headlamp, when is still dark.,

Everest: Andrzej Bargiel Starts Summit Push

Andrzej Bargiel and his team left Base Camp at...
Climbers go up fixed ropes on Manaslu, seen from below

Boldness or Foolhardiness? For Many, the Summit Push on Manaslu Continues

Would you try to reach a snowy, 8,163m summit...
Injured climber, face digitally obscured, in an open helicopter

Manaslu: Stricken Climbers Now Safely Off the Mountain

All the climbers injured in yesterday's avalanche below Camp...
A black-and-white portrait of climber Hilaree Nelson.

Helicopter Searches Manaslu for Missing Hilaree Nelson

Despite the chaos and difficult conditions after yesterday's avalanche,...
Helicopter against the grey mountain in bad weather

Manaslu: Summits, Deaths, Chaos

The news from Manaslu right now is contradictory and...
A falling serac triggers an avalanche on Manaslu

Manaslu: Avalanche Below Camp 4, Many Injured

This morning, a major avalanche ripped through Manaslu's upper...
the forue people stand smiling in front of the camera, in a foggy day, with khata scarves around their necks.

Manaslu: Harila and Team Safely Down

Kristine Harila, Pasadawa Sherpa and Dawa Ongchu made it...
tents in tidy lines on fresh snow.

Manaslu: A Risky Push, a Rescue, and Big Questions Ahead

Today's summiters have safely reached Camp 3. They will...
burning building in the dark

Three Dead in Fire at Nirmal Purja’s Elite Exped Office in Kathmandu

A  major fire last night destroyed a building in...
Sanu Sherpa looks out of an orange tent.

Manaslu Summits: Climbers Descending in Hazardous Conditions

Finally, there is summit news from Manaslu. Kristin Harila,...
A tracker showing the route on a map of Manaslu.

Manaslu Live: A High Risk Summit Push

Dawn has arrived on Manaslu, bringing a bluebird sky....
Climbers stand in line, all clipped to the fixed rope, in a whiteout.

Manaslu Summit Push: Most Turn Back, a Handful Continue

Seizing a short period of slightly better weather, many...
Portrait of Helias Millerioux smiling, against snow background.

Manaslu Alpine Style: French Trio to Attempt Rare West Side

Instead of joining the crowds on the normal northeast...
line of climbers trudge in a lin through deep snow, during a snowfall

Manaslu Crowds Move Higher Through Heavy Snow

A summit push is imminent on Manaslu's normal route...
reflection of K2 in a pond, flanked by silhouetted mountains

K2 Fees Up for the First Time in 20 Years, and It’s a Good Idea

For the first time in 20 years, Pakistan has...
Six young Nepali climbers with Khata scarfs pose for the camera in front of a red door.

Manaslu Rope Fixers Reach Summit!

Late in the day, despite tough conditions, Elite Exped's...
climber with arms stretched against Cho Oyu in the background

Sherpas Return to Nepal Side of Cho Oyu

For the second year, Sherpas are going to Cho...
Lines of yellow tents spread on rocky terrain at the feet of manaslu (unseen in the image due to fog)

How Manaslu’s True Summit Has Changed the Game

Nepal's Department of Tourism has issued 383 climbing permits...
Bargiel holds a pole with two flags: the white and red Polish flag and the yellow-blue Ukrainian one. Behind him is Everest's West Shoulder and Nuptse's flank.

Everest: Andrzej Bargiel Courts Trouble, Unfurls Ukrainian Flag in Base Camp

The Ukrainian flag has become a source of trouble...
A tiny figure with skis in the backpack progress in a maze of ice chunks.

Everest & Manaslu: Rope Fixers Speeding Along

The way to Camp 2 is fixed on Everest,...

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